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California Stage Presents: ‘Times Like These’

California Stage presents John O’Keefe’s new play, “Times Like These,” October 19th through November 18th.

Times Like TheseCalifornia Stage will present playwright John O’Keefe’s new play, Times Like These, at the California Stage in the R25 Arts Complex, 25th & R St.

The play takes place in Hitler’s Berlin between 1934 and 1938. It is a play about Meta Wolff, Germany’s most famous actress, who is banned from the stage because she is a Jew. She attacks the only way she can: through her actor-husband, Oskar Weiss, whom she directs behind the scenes in a production of “Hamlet” to boldly satirize the Nazi regime.

It stars Gary Wright (AEA) and Lois Masten-Ewing, and is directed by Richard Winters.

The production plays Fridays & Saturdays at 8PM and Sundays at 2PM, October 19 to November 18, 2018. Tickets are $15-20.

Get your TICKETS  HERE, or by calling 916-451-5822.

This is an Invitation to Shakespeare Lovers Only

Announcing the ShaXspere Project!

The program is divided into two events:

First Event: A panel meeting entitled: “Who wrote Shakespeare?”

ShakespeareThis panel will be open to the public. We will discuss the depth of the work and authorship of William Shakespeare, at the West meeting room of the Sacramento Library, 828 I St., Sacramento, CA 95814 on Tuesday April 24, 2018 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Questions that may be put to the panel:

Why are they valued through the ages?
What relevance do the plays have today?
Who really wrote the plays?
Why is important to research who wrote the play?
Where have you picked up your research?
What got you interested in the topic?

The moderator will be Terry Taylor,  CEO of the Shakespeare Society of America, and the panel will include:

Gerit Quealy, author of Botanical Shakespeare from HarperDesign/HarperCollins.
Ramon Jimenez, Independent Scholar.
Thomas J. Slakey, Tutor (retired) St. Mary’s College,  Annapolis Maryland.
Lisa Tromovitch, Professor UOP, Artistic Director, Livermore Shakespeare Festival.
*There was a misprint of Ms. Quealy’s credentials earlier. The above is correct.

Second Event: Performances of “The Lost Plays of Shakespeare”

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‘The Case of the Goofy Groom’: A Live Radio Drama!

“The Case of the Goofy Groom” continues California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage” radio drama series!

Will the newlyweds survive their wedding day?

The Case of the Goofy GroomJust 10 bucks! Sit back with a free glass of wine and travel back to a day when the best Murder Mysteries took place in your own living room! You’ll be part of the studio audience as we present a live radio drama from 1946, in which Nick and Nora Charles show class, sass and a lot of brass!

The Third Age will present this thrilling Murder Mystery, Saturday, March 24 at 8 PM, and Sunday, March 25 at 2 PM, in The Wilkerson Theatre at 1725 25th Street in Midtown Sacramento.

California Stage’s “Third Age – Onstage,” a professionally oriented company of senior actors, creates and presents theatrical productions for our audiences.

The company’s live audience readings of vintage mystery, comedy and dramatic radio scripts (with sound effects) will be heard over radio station KUBU-FM (96.5). We will follow up with productions of these and other memorable scripts on one of our stages.

Call 916-451-5822, or email us at calstage@gmail.com for further information.

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